Christina Ricci stars in director Sarah Spillane’s inspirational drama, a world premiere at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival. With encouragement from a drama teacher (Christina Ricci), a teen in Sydney, Australia (Hunter Page-Lochard) confronts his past and eventually takes control of his future.
AROUND THE BLOCK is about breaking cycles and building dreams. Set in a contemporary, tough, inner-city precinct, this is a story of revenge and triumph, as a teenage boy is torn between his unexpected love of theatre and the disintegration of his family. With encouragement from his unconventional American drama teacher, he confronts his past and eventually takes control of his future.